MEDALS TO 1918.

FATHER AND SON
South Africa Medal 1879                                            
2105 PTE. W.H. FIELD. 1ST D.GDS.
Army Long Service Good Conduct Medal (EdVII)  BANDMASTER W.H. FIELD. 13: HUSSARS.

Copy research. Walter howard Field was born in London and enlisted in July 1877, aged 20. Served in South Africa Feb. 1879 to Sept. 1880 with the 1st Dragoon Guards. To India Sept. 1880 to Jan. 1889.
Sergeant 1893. Bandmaster 1894. Posted to the 13th Hussars September 1899. UK to Sept. 1904. India Sept. 1904 to December 1911. Discharged January 1912. His son, Cyril Howard Field, was born in 1893. Another son, Percy Field, also served as a musician with the 13th Hussars.

1914 Star                  1012 PTE. C.H FIELD. 11/HRS.
British War Medal
      
1012 PTE. C.H FIELD. C. OF HRS.
Victory Medal            1012 PTE. C.H. FIELD. C. OF HRS.

Copy research. Cyril Howard Field was born 1893 and when he married gave is profession as "musician". He served with the 11th Hussars. Pair named as Corps of Hussars.  
Two family groups: 1300


Egypt Medal  Suakin 1885 
3924 CORPL. J. TRESIDDER, G/B. R.H.A.

Queen's South Africa Medal  Cape Colony/Tugela Heights/Orange Free State/Relief of Ladysmith/Laings Nek/Belfast  3924 S.MAJOR J. TRESSIDER, R.F.A.
Meritorious Service Medal (EdVII) 
GNR:SERJT:MAJ:: J. TRESSIDER. R.A. 
Army Long Service Good Conduct Medal  3924 R.Q.M.SGT. J. TRESIDDER. R.H.A.
Khedive's Star 1884-6

Copy research. John Tresidder was born in Helston, Cornwall and enlisted into the Royal Artillery 12 November 1875, aged 18. However, just 8 days later he bought himself out for 30! In May 1877 he re-enlisted as a Gunner, Royal Artillery. June 1882 Bombadier. August 1884 Corporal. Served in Suakin 1885 with the Royal Horse Artillery (medal with clasp and Khedive's Star). 1889 Q Battery, R.H.A. as Sergeant-Major. In 1890 transferred to the Royal Artillery District Staff as Battery Sergeant-Major. In 1896 to No.3 Divisional Ammunition Column. During the Boer War he served with Corps Troops Ammunition Column, Natal Field Force. Mentioned in Despatches 17 June 1902. Awarded the Army Long Service Good Conduct Medal in 1894. Awarded the Meritorious Serivice Medal 1905. Discharged 30 June 1905. In 1911 he was living back in Helston with his wife Helen.
Re-enlisted 16 September 1916, aged 57, and served with Reserve units in the UK, probably training men for the front. His service papers show "Mentioned in Despatches London Gazette 24.2.17 for services rendered in connection with the war." Discharged 10 December 1919 with rank Regimental Sergeant Major. No medals for this service. He died in 1929.
Group of Five: 1500  RESERVED


Memorial Plaque  GILBERT HAWTHORNE   85  

Unique name. 39574 Pte Gilbert Hawthorne, 2nd Bn Manchester Regiment, born in Oldbury, Worcestershire but was living in Barton upon Irwell, Lancashire when he enlisted. 28 Dec. 1916 he was court martialled for "when on active service attempting to commit suicide." He was held in detention, including 44 days in hospital. He returned to the front and was killed in action 2nd September 1918. He was buried at Assevillers Military vCemetery, near Peronne. Awarded the British War and Victory medals. 


Something different
An ivory page-tuner or letter-opener  F.W.H. 7th Hussars  125 
30 cm long. Francis Woodley Horne was born in 1810 in London and became an East India Company Cadet in 1829 and served with the 13th Bengal Native Infantry. Ensign 1832. He resigned in August 1833 having obtained a commission in the British Army, as Cornet 11th Light Dragoons. In 1839 transferred to the 15th Hussars, Captain 1842 and Major 1854. In August 1857 posted to the 7th Hussars. Served in the Indian Mutiny at Oudh and the siege of Lucknow. Too part in various operations 1857-58. On 31 December 1858 the 7th Hussars took part in a charge on a party of mutineers at the Raptee River. "Major Horne, who led the leading squadron most gallantly, was last seen in the river, engaged with two sowars. His boy was found in the water two days after under the trunk of a tree, with a dead sowar grasped in each hand."


Private Ernest Weeks
Devonshire Regiment
India Service Medal (1895)  Punjab Frontier 1897-98 / Tirah 1897-98     2522 Pte. E. Weeks 1st Bn Devon Regt
King's South Africa Medal  South Africa 1901 / South Africa 1902              2522 PTE. E. WEEKS. DEVON: REGT.
Copy medal rolls and papers. Ernest Weeks was born in Cirencester, Gloucestershire and enlisted in April 1889, aged 18. He served in Egypt,
India and South Africa. Also received the Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps for Elandslaagte, Defence of Ladysmith and Belfast.
Discharged April 1910. By 1914 he was in Canada and enlisted into the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He died in Coventry 16 February 1944.
Pair: 385

Private Tom Wood
27 Imperial Yeomanry
Queen's South Africa Medal  Cape Colony / South Africa 1902   37955 PTE. T. WOOD. 27TH BN. IMP: YEO:     155
Medal roll shows entitlment to Cape Colony and South Africa 1902. Tom Wood. 27th (Devon) Imperial Yeomanry.
Tom Wood was from Kendal, Westmorland and was a butcher by trade. He had served with the Westmorland & Cumberland Yeomanry and enlisted into the Imperial Yeomanry in January 1902 (aged 20), serving as an officer's groom. To South Africa May 1902 and returned to UK November 1902.
Discharged 25 November 1902.

Corporal T. Kay
Kitchener's Horse
(missing clasp has now been added)

Queen's South Africa Medal  Cape Colony / Orange Free State / Transvaal/South Africa 1901 
23247 CORPL: T. KAY. KITCHENER'S HORSE  
 
235
Medal has a pin at top for wearing which has a representation of the KHK badge - this was the badge worn by Kitchener's Horse.
Copy research.
Clasps confirmed, the South Africa 1901 clasp earned with Robert's Horse. The rolls show that he transferred to Robert's Horse 1 November 1901.

Driver Frederick William Davies
Royal Field Artillery
Queen's South Africa Medal Orange Free State / Transvaal / Laing's Nek  80E19421 DVR: F.W. DAVIES, 64TH BTY: R.F.A.   125
Copy papers. Frederick William Davies was born in Farnborough, Kent and enlisted in March 1897, aged 18. Served in South Africa March 1901 to October 1902 and India to March 1905. He was convicted and imprisoned in July 1908 by the civil powers. Discharged March 1913. Also received the King's South Africa Medal with two clasps.
Traces of "ghost dates" on reverse of medal.

Private John William Castle
Yorkshre Regiment

British War Medal    9255 CPL. J.W. CASTLE. YORK. R.
India General Service Medal 1908  Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919   9255 CPL. J.W. CASTLE. 1-YORK. R.
Copy papers. John William Castle was from Northallerton, Yorkshire and enlisted in April 1908. To India with the 1st Battalion January 1913.
The battalion spent the entire First World War in India. Both medals confirmed. Discharged January 1920.
Pair: 195 

India General Service Medal 1908  Waziristan 1921-24      M-15523 PTE. W. MCMURRAY. R.A.S.C.    85
Copy MIC confirms no WWI entitlement.


Corporal John Prince
Royal Army Medical Corps

1914/15 Star                                1119. PTE. J. PRINCE. R.A.M.C.
British War Medal
                              
1119 CPL. J. PRINCE. R.A.M.C.
Victory Medal                              
1119 CPL. J. PRINCE. R.A.M.C.                       
Territorial Force Efficiency Medal   390033 CPL. J. PRINCE. R.A.M.C.
Copy service records. John Prince was born 1894 in Hull and enlisted into the 1/3rd Northumbrian Field Ambulance, RAMC Territorial Force in March 1911. Embodied 5 August 1914. L/Cpl. November 1914.
Corporal  April 1915. Went to France 20 April 1915.
Discharged 31 March 1920. Medals mounted for desplay with TFEM round the wrong way.

Group of Four: 195

1914/15 Star                   GS-5106 PTE. G. HIRST. 2-D.GDS.
British War Medal           
GS-5106 PTE. G. HIRST. 2-D.GDS.
Victory Medal                   GS-5196 PTE. G. HIRST. 2-D.GDS.
Copy research. George Hirst arrived in France 23rd November 1914 served with the 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bays) through the war. Discharged to class Z 27 April 1919. The Regiment War Diary confirms that a draft of 48 men arrived at Fletre to join the regiment on the 24th.
Trio: 130 


1914/15 Star
                 
18858 A.BMBR: J. HUTCHINSON. R.F.A.
British War Medal         
18858 BMBR. J. HUTCHINSON. R.A.
Victory Medal                
18858 BMBR. J. HUTCHINSON. R.A.
Copy records. Joseph Hutchinson was a miner from Seaham harbour, Durham and enlisted in September 1914. He went to France in July 1915 and was discharged in January 1919.
Trio: 75   



1914/15 Star            743 DVR. D.H. ROBBIE. R.F.A.
British War Medal
    
743 DVR. D.H. ROBBIE. R.A.
Replacement Victory Medal (unnamed)
Copy research. David Hebenton Robbie was born in Bolton, Lancashire in 1895. He enlisted in the Royal Field Artillery in June 1911.
He was listed as wounded February 1916. Transferred to Royal Flying Corps in August 1916 was Acting-Sergeant by September 1917 (trade: fitter). To the RAF Reserve in March 1919. 

Pair: 70


Private Leonard Gould & Pte James Gould
British War Medal       52326 PTE. L. GOULD. WORC. R.    
Memorial Scroll         Pte Leonard Gould Worcestershire Regiment
King's Letter
British War Medal       26081 PTE. J. GOULD. SOM.L.I.
Unofficial 1937 Coronation Medal.
All mounted in a frame with a picture of a WW2 soldier in Somerset Light Infantry uniform (possibly a son of one of the two above men).
Copy research. Leonard Gould was born in North Barrow, Somerset in 1899 and died of wounds 26 September 1918 serving with the 2nd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. He is buried at Thilloy Road Cemetery, Beaulencourt. His brother James Gould served with the Somerset Light Infantry. Both also entitled the Victory Medal.
Frame: 135


Private John Reah
Northumberland Yeomanry and Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry)

British War Medal      1577 PTE. J. REAH. NORTH'D YEO.
Victory Medal          
1577 PTE. J. REAH. NORTH'D YEO.    
Copy research. John Reah was born 1890 and lived in Benwell, Newcastle upon Tyne in 1911. He joined the Northumberland Yeomanry and later transferred to the Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry). He transferred to the Reserve 28 July 1919.
Pair: 85

Staff Sergeant Henry Forbes Cullen
Royal Army Medical Corps

British War Medal                                                      7519 A-CPL. H.F. CULLEN. R.A.M.C.
Victory Medal                              
                       7519 A-CPL. H.F. CULLEN. R.A.M.C.                     
Army Long Service Good Conduct Medal (GV)   7247347 S.SJT. H.F. CULLEN. R.A.M.C.
Copy research. Henry Forbes Cullen went to France 20 August 1914 with No.6 Field Ambulance. He was awarded the clasp to the 1914 Star, which is missing. The medal roll shows that a duplicate 1914 Star was issued in 1924
. His LSGC as Staff Sergeant suggests that he served well after 1920 and so his service records are probably still held by the Army Records Office.
Group of Three: 160

Sergeant R. Alexander
British War Medal                                                                 143360 A-CPL. R. ALEXANDER. R.E.
Victory Medal                                         
                       
143360 A-CPL. R. ALEXANDER. R.E.
India General Service Medal  Afghanistan NWF 1919  
143360 SGT. R. ALEXANDER, 2 Q.V.O. S & M.
Copy MIC for pair. 2nd Queen Victoria's Own Sappers and Miners, Indian Army.

Group of Three: 265   



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